Contributors who read and process this section dramatically increase their chance of successful commission.
What should my pitch look like?
We are lucky to get lots of submissions. But this also means your submission needs to stand out from the crowd. A well thought out submission that follows the advice given on this page is 10x as likely to appear in the magazine.

When you're done, send it in the body of an email to contributors@intrepid-magazine.com
Points to Include:
  •  Your full name (yes really!)
  •  Where can we find you on the internet? Website and your most active social media, if applicable.
  •  Brief description of who you are to give us context.
  •  Which section of the magazine is this for? (Inspire/Educate/Pathways/Review) It's ok to suggest several versions of one idea to fit different sections.
  •  A brief description of your article idea. This might include a blurb-style overview and some bullet points or a teaser-style paragraph. Or something else...
  •  MUST have the email subject as "New Article Submission" when sent.
Submission Schedule
Intrepid Magazine is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November each year. Our submission deadlines for each issue are:

12th March for May issue
12th May for July issue
.... etc

The deadline for the finished articles, if you are commissioned, would then be:

3rd April for May issue
3rd June for July issue
..... etc

So please only submit pitches rather than full articles in the first instance.

If you pitch us an article that doesn't fit with these submission dates, we will simply keep it until the deadline for the next issue. 
When will I hear back?
Articles are commissioned the day after the submission deadlines listed in the previous section. You will hear back from us if:
  •  You have been commissioned for a particular issue. Not hearing back from us on one commissioning date doesn't necessarily mean you won't be commissioned on the next.
  •  If you have sent the pitch to contributors@intrepid-magazine.com with the subject New Article Submission, then you will receive an automatic receipt response.
On the odd occasion where we have an unexpected gap in the magazine, we may contact you outside of the commission date.

If you are pitching for a future trip, please remember to include the date your trip takes place and which Issue you anticipate it fitting into.
What can't you publish?
We try to be as inclusive and open to new ideas as possible. However, it's worth having a check through this list before sending:
  •    Articles which have been published already (including blogs). It's not fair to charge our readers for content that's freely available elsewhere.
  •  Articles about traditional team sports without an element of adventure.
  •  Articles about completely non-human-powered adventures. For example, Intrepid is not the place for motorcycle journeys or racing.
Will you pay me?
Quick answer: yes. 

Long answer: we pay for feature articles (what you find in Inspire, Educate and Pathways). As a new magazine, we can't pay much yet but don't believe you should work for free. You can't eat exposure.

We don't pay for reviews of events, courses or gear because that somehow adds an element of bias. If you loved it enough to write 500 words on it, then it must be good.
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